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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An early Native American culture flourishing in small coastal settlements in northern Greenland and the eastern Canadian Arctic south to Newfoundland from about 800 B.C. to A.D. 1000.
  • A region of southwest England on the English Channel. Part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex, it was used as the setting for many of Thomas Hardy's novels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A maritime county of England bounded by Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Devon and the English Channel.

Etymologies

After Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, site of excavations.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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